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Matt Stiles

Matt Stiles covers Los Angeles County for The Times. He previously reported on North and South Korea from Seoul for the newspaper’s foreign desk, explaining the political and military tensions between the two nations — and recent efforts at diplomacy and peace. Before joining The Times, he worked for the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the Texas Tribune, among other news organizations. Stiles specializes in using data analysis and visualization to explain complex stories.
L.A. County supervisors to spend $4.5 million studying 'new realities' in fire service

The worst wildfire in the region’s modern history has prompted Los Angeles County leaders to rethink how the fire service provides emergency response. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to spend $4.5 million to study ways to reduce the strain on the Fire Department.

California fires bring upheaval to utilities as they face massive liabilities

The deadly wildfires that brought destruction across Calfornia this month have raised new questions about the culpability — and financial future — of the state’s largest power utilities.

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